Life as a Moving Target is a poetry chapbook that explores living with fibromyalgia and intractable vertigo, from onset of symptoms to getting a diagnosis. Also the aftermath, learning to cope and manage the condition. Poems of hope, courage, and strength of spirit.
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What are readers saying?
“I don’t read much poetry, but I found this collection stirring and moving. The poems explore the author’s experience with chronic illness, from first symptoms to diagnosis. Zarro has a deft hand with words, and the poems are strong as much for what isn’t there as for what is.” KD Sarge, Amazon
Some of Erin’s poems hark toward looking for that beauty in the pain, using imagery such as a chrysalis to describe how she felt, hibernating away from the world that she’d grown accustomed to. After reading lines like “I have no voice, no clean perceptions. / Lobotomized, silenced by the bell,” I will never look at a cocoon the same way again.The lines that most affected me:
on the tightrope
Again and again, she uses metaphors for balance, for movement, for focus — tightropes and pirouettes, crawling, tops, the world pulling her along with it. Other images appear, rainbows and fog, medical terms and magic, shadows and shapes. Overall, this is an incredibly moving and personal collection of poems, that deserves to be lingered with, reread, and shared. ~Erin Hartshorn, blog review.